We show that quantum effects are likely to significantly degrade the performance of MOSFETs (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor) as these devices are scaled below 100 nm channel length and 2 nm oxide thickness over the next decade. A general and computationally efficient electronic device model including quantum effects would allow us to monitor and mitigate these effects. Full quantum models are too expensive in multi-dimensions. Using a general but efficient PDE solver called... Topics: HOLOGRAPHY, LAUNCHING, SOLAR SAILS, PERIHELIONS, SUMMER, TRAJECTORIES
A propulsor blade for an aircraft engine includes an airfoil section formed in the shape of a scimitar. A metallic blade spar is interposed between opposed surfaces of the blade and is bonded to the surfaces to establish structural integrity of the blade. The metallic blade spar includes a root end allowing attachment of the blade to the engine. Topics: BALLISTIC TRAJECTORIES, ELECTRODES, ELECTRON TUNNELING, PATENTS
Digital image processing techniques were used to develop algorithms for automatic detection of human motion trajectories in this study. Based on these algorithms, the marker-free analysis system has been developed and tested in analysis of human gait. Experiments have been made on a group of ten healthy male subjects whose walking was captured by standard camera. Here, only the movements of lower limbs’ anatomical landmarks in sagittal plane were considered. Trajectories of hip,... Topics: Motion Trajectories, Gait Analysis, Anatomical Joint Angles
byGramling, Cheryl; Carpenter, Russell; Lee, Taesul; Long, Ann
This paper evaluates several navigation approaches for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, which consists of a tetrahedral formation of satellites flying in highly eccentric Earth orbits. For this investigation, inter-satellite separations of approximately 10 kilometers near apogee are used for the first two phases of the MMS mission. Navigation approaches were studied using ground station two-way Doppler measurements, Global Positioning System (GPS) pseudorange measurements, and... Topics: SPACE PROBES, SATELLITE ATMOSPHERES, INTERPLANETARY TRAJECTORIES, ACCELERATION (PHYSICS), SOLAR...
Trajectory perturbations caused by muzzle blast are investigated by analytical techniques. A closed-form expression for the deflection of the projectile is obtained. Using this expression, it is found that the jump caused by muzzle blast is negligible compared to the total dispersion. Topics: DTIC Archive, Fansler, Kevin S, Schmidt, Edward M, ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING...
Direct current analog computer for calculating trajectory of missile on reentry from data recorded in flight Topics: ANALOG COMPUTERS, DATA RECORDING, DIRECT CURRENT /DC/, MISSILE TRAJECTORY, REENTRY TRAJECTORY, DATA...
Presented at Conference in Computing Methods in Optimization Problems at University of California, Los Angeles, California, January 1964 Topic: Space trajectories.,Ballistics, Exterior--Tables.,Programming (Mathematics),Calculus of variations.
The combustion of NH4ClO4 composite propellants has been studied between 15 and 3000 psi. The emphasis in the program has been on determining the mechanisms by which the fuel components influence the burning rate of the composites. In order to have flexibility in the choice and concentration of the fuel component all combustion experiments were performed with pressed power strands. The fuels studied included those which affected the combustion mechanism of the composite primarily through their... Topics: BIOGRAPHY, MISSILES, ROCKET ENGINES, GUNS (ORDNANCE), SPACE FLIGHT, TRAJECTORIES, U.S.S.R.
Presented at Conference in Computing Methods in Optimization Problems at University of California, Los Angeles, California, January 1964 Topics: Space trajectories., Ballistics, Exterior--Tables., Programming (Mathematics), Calculus of... Source: half
byRobertson, Franklin R.; Fitzjarrald, Dan E.; Kummerow, Christian D
Considerable uncertainty surrounds the issue of whether precipitation over the tropical oceans (30 deg N/S) systematically changes with interannual sea-surface temperature (SST) anomalies that accompany El Nino (warm) and La Nina (cold) events. Time series of rainfall estimates from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) over the tropical oceans show marked differences with estimates from two TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) passive microwave algorithms. We show that... Topics: SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS, ABORT TRAJECTORIES, SEGMENTS, SPACE SHUTTLES, CONFERENCES
Wind-tunnel tests of a 1/5-scale semispan model of the Republic XF-12 horizontal tail surface equipped with an internally balanced elevator were conducted in the 6- by 6-foot test section of the Langley stability tunnel. The tests included measurements of the aerodynamic characteristics of the horizontal tail with and without a beveled trailing edge and also included measurements of the tab characteristics. The variation of the aerodynamic characteristics with boundary-layer conditions and... Topics: AIRSPACE, DISPLAY DEVICES, REACTION TIME, CUES, FLIGHT CREWS, TRAJECTORIES, JUDGMENTS
byCoy, E. B.; Greenfield, S. C.; Ondas, M. S.; Song, Y.-H.; Spegar, T. D.; Santavicca, D. A
The goal of this research is to experimentally characterize the behavior of droplets in vaporizing liquid sprays under conditions typical of those encountered in high pressure combustion systems such as liquid fueled rocket engines. Of particular interest are measurements of droplet drag, droplet heating, droplet vaporization, droplet distortion, and secondary droplet breakup, under both subcritical and supercritical conditions. The paper presents a brief description of the specific... Topics: COST EFFECTIVENESS, RENDEZVOUS TRAJECTORIES, ROBOT SENSORS, SPACE RENDEZVOUS, SPACECRAFT CONTROL,...
A series of fatigue tests with specimens subjected to constant amplitude and two-step axial loads were conducted on 12-inch-wide sheet specimens of 2024-T3 and 7075-T6 aluminum alloy to study the effects of a change in stress level on fatigue-crack propagation. Comparison of the results of the tests in which the specimens were tested at first a high and then a low stress level with those of the constant-stress- amplitude tests indicated that crack propagation was generally delayed after the... Topics: INERTIAL GUIDANCE, REENTRY VEHICLES, REENTRY GUIDANCE, SATELLITE GUIDANCE, REENTRY, DESCENT...
AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM IN WHICH SALT-SPRAY-EXPOSED COATINGS HAVE BEEN IRRADIATED IS DESCRIBED AND DISCUSSED. Topics: APOLLO 15 FLIGHT, SPACE NAVIGATION, SPACECRAFT CONTROL, SPACECRAFT GUIDANCE, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS,...
The Southern Durchmusterung (SD, Schoenfeld 1886, Becker 1949, Schmidt 1967) is a visual survey of stars in the declination zones -02 to -23 deg, completed as an extension to Argelander's (1859-62) monumental Bonner Durchmusterung (BD). Schoenfeld's survey was carried out using the same methods as had been used for the BD. The procedure consisted of allowing the telescope to drift along the mean declination of each zone and recording the positions and magnitudes of stars crossing the transit... Topics: ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, FLIGHT PATHS, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION, SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES, USER MANUALS...
AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF MISLEADING RESULTS OF TEST FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION. IT WAS FOUND THAT THESE INFECTIONS MAY BE CONDITIONED BY PREVIOUS OCCURRENCE OF DISSEMINATED LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Topics: ASTRONAUTICS, HISTORIES, POLAND, ROCKET VEHICLES, ROCKET LAUNCHING, SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES